The flypast over Buckingham Palace was followed by a 'Feu de Joie' - a fusillade of shots fired by members of the Buckingham Palace Guard of Honour, the 1st Battalion Irish Guard.
It was followed by three rousing cheers which thundering up The Mall.
Here's what some of the pilots saw from the cockpit during the spectacular Diamond Jubilee flypast.
41 children from all corners of the UK formed a Diamond Choir to perform for the Queen today
In a rare address the Queen thanked the millions who joined the festivities which she hoped would "brighten our lives for many years".